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Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time

by Leap on March 13, 2024
590 Los Angeles

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - PinterestDo you love movies? If so, Universal Studios Hollywood is for you! The magic of movie-making comes to life at the park, which combines the quintessential Hollywood movie experience with frogtastic theme park attractions and shows. Universal Studios Hollywood is one of our Frog Family favorites, especially Tad's! The Studio Tour includes the exciting finale of Fast and Furious: Supercharged. Other action-packed attractions include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, DreamWorks Theatre Featuring Kung Fu Panda, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! Now, you can also visit the popular Super Nintendo World, which features the attraction Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.

Maximize your time and get the most out of your visit with our Universal Studios Hollywood tips, so are you ready for action? Let's hop to it!

21 Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time

1. Buy Your Tickets in Advance

You'll always save time and money when you buy your Universal Studios Hollywood tickets in advance. Why wait in a long line at the ticket booth when you can purchase tickets from your couch? Plus, the park can sell out on peak days around holidays and summer, so you want to plan ahead and get your tickets early.

2. Pick the Best Times to Visit

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Studio Tour Entrance

While any day you can head to Universal Studios Hollywood is a great day, some days are better than others! You'll find the waits are lowest in the fall, winter and spring (except spring break). Avoid the days around the holidays and times when children are out of school. Weekdays are often less crowded than weekends. Hop over to our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar to check out crowd predictions, as well as our guide to the best times to visit Universal Studios Hollywood. Another thing to consider is park hours. Check the park hours before your visit. When park hours are short (say, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), you'll especially want to arrive early to fit everything in before the park closes.

3. Consider the Universal Express Pass During the Busiest Times

If you are planning to visit around the holidays, spring break or summer, consider purchasing Universal Express passes. With it, you will get one-time priority access to most rides, shows and attractions. (Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge is not included on Universal Express. However, Universal Express does include one-time per day reservation-free access to the land when reservations are needed.) Now that's the way to maximize your time at Universal Studios Hollywood!

With the Universal Express Pass, you should have no problem seeing most attractions, even on super busy days. The park limits the number of Universal Express passes it sells, and the price can fluctuate at the park depending on the season and demand. Buying Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Express passes in advance is a must if you cannot arrive in the morning to purchase them at the gate.

You can upgrade your ticket inside the park. Or, you may want to plan ahead by purchasing Universal Express in advance. If one-time priority access is not enough, you may be able to upgrade in-park to Unlimited Universal Express. Yes, it’s more expensive, but it could come in handy if you are visiting on a busy day and you want to ride again and again and again.

Both the Express and Unlimited Express Passes allow for one-time (per day) entry into Super Nintendo World without reservations.

4. Arrive Ahead of Park Opening (or Purchase Early Access)

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - Universal Studios Hollywood Entrance

We frogs have a saying ... the early frog gets the flies! When you arrive ahead of park opening, you will have the opportunity to experience the rides with the very lowest waits of the entire day. This is one of our top Universal Studios Hollywood tips!

If you are at the park entrance 30 minutes early, you just might get in early (depending on the day). Not all attractions may be open, but it gives you a great head start on your day. Head to the Lower Lot ASAP, to knock out those rides early in the day as they generally form long lines later. Mario Kart forms a line pretty quickly once the park officially opens. The other Lower Lot rides have very short lines for the first hour of park opening. The Lower Lot is restricted to people with Early Access until the park officially opens.

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Early Access Sign

If Super Nintendo World is important to you, purchase Early Access to enjoy an hour in Super Nintendo World before the park officially opens. No matter where you buy your tickets, you can purchase Early Access directly from Universal. Hop over to our post on Early Access tips for Super Nintendo World to read all about it. Universal lets the Early Access guests in even earlier than stated so that they have time to get to the Lower Lot. After your Early Access hour is up, complete all the other Lower Lot rides with short waits.

5. Allow at Least 30 to 60 Minutes for Parking and Security

Parking opens two hours before park opening (one hour before Early Access). Give yourself enough time to park, walk to security and get through the metal detectors. Most general parking is sent to the farthest parking structures. Those lots will have you walking through Universal CityWalk (about 10 to 15 minutes) to get to the security screening area. You can upgrade to Preferred parking and park at the Frankenstein structure (and sometimes even closer to the front gate). The Frankenstein structure is very close to the park exit for that quick getaway at the end of the night. You can also upgrade to Front Gate parking, which puts you right next to security. That saves time but costs more money. If you plan to shop and eat in CityWalk anyway, then regular parking makes the most sense.

You want to arrive 30 to 45 minutes before Early Access to allow time to walk to the Lower Lot. The gates open early for Early Access to give you time to make your way to the Lower Lot.

6. Eat Breakfast Before You Arrive

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - Hilton Breakfast

To maximize your time experiencing the rides, shows and entertainment, we suggest you eat breakfast before you head to the park! We give two thumbs up to the buffet at Universal Hilton, which includes a variety of cheeses, cold cuts, fresh fruit, muffins, a doughnut bar, dim sum, pork dumplings, eggs, bacon and even Nutella! Wandering through Universal CityWalk, your breakfast options include Starbucks, Subway, Jamba Juice and Voodoo Doughnut. If you've skipped breakfast, The Three Broomsticks serves an English breakfast in the Wizarding World, and Jurassic Café in the Lower Lot has breakfast items as well. While Toadstool Café does not serve breakfast food, you might want to join the waitlist to dine in the mid to late morning for the shortest wait.

7. Bring Your Own Water or Purchase Souvenir Cups

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Filling bottle with water

By bringing your own water, not only will you save time waiting in lines, but you'll also save money. While Universal Studios Hollywood isn't as lenient as the Disneyland Resort about bringing in outside food, you can bring water bottles (maximum 2 liters), baby food, small snacks, fruits and vegetables into the park. You can bring items required for medical purposes and special dietary needs. Small, soft-sided, insulated bags are OK, but you will need to leave coolers and food purchased from outside locations (minus the above exceptions) at home. Note that Universal Studios Hollywood does not even allow water or any food brought in for Halloween Horror Nights.

If you are concerned about meeting your dietary needs in the park, you can consult the Dietary Food Guide for hints on how to find gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and peanut-free foods in the park. All the restaurant menus are now on the Universal Studios Hollywood app.

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Souvenir bottle

If you want to save money on soda, you can purchase souvenir cups that work at the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines. You can purchase a souvenir cup for $19 (or two for $17 each) at participating locations. You'll get access to 100 drink choices and unlimited refills (one pour every 10 minutes) the day you purchase it. If you are returning, you can purchase an extra day of refills for $12. You can use these cups at Universal Orlando too!

8. Utilize Package Pickup

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Package Pickup sign

Don’t want those bags of souvenirs slowing you down? Don’t worry about it! Any purchases made (including packaged treats such as those adorable Honeydukes bakery items!) can be held at the front of the park for you. Just ask the team member who is ringing you up to utilize package pickup. They will send your items to be held inside the Universal Store nearest the entrance to the park, and even make sure they all end up together if you purchase from multiple places.

9. Schedule Your Day Around the Shows

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - Waterworld

WaterWorld is the biggest show in the park. Arrive early if you want to see it.

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle takes place during certain seasons, such as select nights of spring break and summer. You can catch smaller acts in the Wizarding World such as the Triwizard Spirit Rally. During the Christmas season, catch the Holiday Frog Choir along with The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle and Grinchmas shows.

We schedule our day around the shows we want to see. Since the rides run continuously, but the shows do not, it's best to schedule your day around the show schedule. Universal Studios Hollywood publishes a show schedule in its official app (look for shows on the map filter and tap them to get the next available times that day). There are also show and wait time boards located around the park.

Shows normally begin in the late morning, so if you arrive at or before park opening, this gives you plenty of time to experience The Wizarding World and Lower Lot attractions (which have much shorter wait times early in the day) before the shows start. The shows offer some much-needed rest for your tired flippers in the afternoon.

10. Plan Your Visits to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Super Nintendo World

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Super Nintendo World during Early Access

The two most popular lands are the Wizarding World and Super Nintendo World. Super Nintendo World is least crowded during Early Access and later in the day. Early Access gives you access to the land an hour before the park opens. This is a huge time saver for several reasons. Firstly, all the games and challenges have short lines in this hour but long times later in the day. Secondly, Mario Kart does not accept Universal Express. (Ride early or late. The ride offers Single Rider.)

If you purchase Early Access to visit Super Nintendo World, leave the land once the park opens to experience other Lower Lot rides with short wait times. Then head to Hogsmeade to ride the Wizarding World rides — Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff. Go ride other attractions, and return to Hogsmeade later in the day for meals and shopping when the wait times in the rest of the park peak. Since it is centrally located in the Upper Lot, you can come and go with ease.

Both of the rides in the Wizarding World accept Universal Express passes, but the Ollivanders wand-pairing demonstration does not. The line for Ollivanders is the longest in the morning after opening. The line drops off significantly in the late afternoon and evening, so it is better to wait.

During the recent visits, we have found that the Wizarding World and Super Nintendo World have shorter wait times in the late afternoon and early evening. So if you arrive after opening, save your visits for these rides toward the end of your day.

11. Hit the Lower Lot in the Morning

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - Transformers

If you arrive at park opening, you also should have no problem hitting the Lower Lot rides with very few people and minimum waits. Everyone will be heading to Super Nintendo World, so park opening is the time to hit the other Lower Lot rides. We have put together a Universal Studios Hollywood Park Plan so that you can prioritize rides, shows and attractions. Hit the Lower Lot ASAP for the shortest wait times of the day.

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - Indominus rex emerges on Jurassic World

There's now an Indominus rex animatronic as part of Jurassic World — The Ride. That means you should try to hop on the ride as early as you can to experience this new ending. It's so realistic!

Super Nintendo World, located to the left of Transformers: The Ride in the Lower Lot, may require a Virtual Line time slot (or a special ticket) to enter during peak times. Most of the time you can walk right in. It gets busy right at park opening, so watch wait times in the app to return later. We recommend later in the day. Hop over to our post on accessing Super Nintendo World for more details.

12. Reduce Time on the StarWay

The elevators that connect the Upper Lot and the Lower Lot are very loooonnnnngggggg and can very well take 10 minutes each way (or more during peak times). Avoid multiple trips at all costs by doing everything in the Lower Lot once! We recommend hitting the Lower Lot first (as soon as it opens in the morning) because the lines are shortest there in the morning. They peak in the afternoon. Try to time your reservation to visit Super Nintendo World for the time you'll be in the Lower Lot. If you have Universal Express, you do not need a reservation to enter the land (when needed) one time per day.

13. Use the Single Rider Lines

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - Single Riders Line

If you don't mind splitting up your party on a ride, the Single Rider lines are the fastest way to get on a ride without having a Universal Express Pass. You can't beat a free way to skip the line! It's one of our top tips to maximize time at Universal Studios Hollywood. There are minimum Universal Studios height requirements for tadpoles to ride without an adult, so make sure they measure up first.

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Single Rider Pass

Attractions with Single Rider lines: 

  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Revenge of the Mummy - The Ride
  • Transformers: The Ride 3D
  • Jurassic World - The Ride
  • Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge

Single Rider is subject to availability. Ask a team member about it. The line may close when it gets too long. At some rides, such as Revenge of the Mummy, the team member may offer you a pass to use for Single Rider.

14. Be Strategic About Your Studio Tour

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - Studio Tour

The Studio Tour closes about an hour or two before the rest of Universal Studios Hollywood closes, so check the last tram departure and wait times so you don't miss out.

The Studio Tour is what makes Universal Studios Hollywood, well, Universal Studios Hollywood. You will go down to the Backlot where you will visit some of the most famous backdrops in movie-making history! The Bates Motel, Wisteria Lane from "Desperate Housewives" and Town Square from "Back To The Future," just to name a few. You might even see some filming taking place! King Kong 3D and Fast and Furious make the tour an exciting ride, as well.

We recommend it in the late morning, afternoon or early evening when waits for other attractions are high, temperatures begin to rise and your legs could use an hour of rest.

If you purchase the Early Access ticket for Super Nintendo World, you get one-time Express use for the Studio Tour (valid if used before 11 a.m.).

15. Have Lunch During Off-peak Times

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Food from Three Broomsticks

You'll save the most time at Universal Studios Hollywood if you dine outside of peak meal times. Know that there are no table-service restaurants within the park and you won't be able to make reservations in advance. If you are looking for a sit-down restaurant, there are plenty of options at CityWalk next door.

If you are a "Harry Potter" fan (OK, even if you aren't), we find the most relaxing and delicious meal in the park to be at The Three Broomsticks. Grab an early lunch or early dinner and eat like a wizard in a replica of an iconic "Harry Potter" setting. Wizarding alcoholic beverages are available for purchase in Hog's Head Pub.

Hop over to our yummiest guide to Universal Studios Hollywood restaurants for more choices. Also, many restaurants now offer a mobile ordering service through the Universal Studios Hollywood app. You can sit and wait for food instead of standing in line.

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Toadstool Cafe entrance

Toadstool Café is the hottest meal ticket in the park right now. You have to join the wait list or queue (also known as making a reservation) that same day in the morning about the time that Early Access opens. You can do this from your home, hotel room or car, using this link: Book a Reservation for Toadstool Cafe at SNW (zomatobook.com). To join, you do not have to be on-site, however, you can also scan QR codes to join in the park. And we recommend you join as soon as you can because it fills quickly. If you miss the morning sign-ups, more times are released about 2 p.m. We recommend dining early or late. It can take longer to order and receive food at peak mealtimes. Eat an early lunch to save time.

16. Don't Want to Worry About Anything? Purchase the VIP Experience

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - VIP Tour

With the Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Experience ticket, you will enjoy a six- to eight-hour personal, guided tour of the park. This includes valet parking, light snacks and refreshments in the private VIP lounge, exclusive Backlot access, unlimited priority access (with Unlimited Universal Express) to all of the rides (including Mario Kart!) and shows (with a guide to get you the best seats) and a gourmet meal in the private VIP dining room.

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - People on Mario Kart

You'll take a trolley down to the Backlot and visit working sound stages, Universal's sound department and prop warehouse and other areas not open to the general public. The order on the itinerary can vary per day, but you will eat about three hours into your tour. There is limited availability, so book in advance. Children must be at least 5 years old.

17. Take Advantage of Child Switch

If any of your children cannot ride, an adult can wait with the child in the attraction’s Child Switch room. When the rest of the party returns, you can switch and take a companion with you. We have more tips for entertaining small children at Universal Studios Hollywood if you are bringing a little tadpole with you.

18. Make the Best of Ride Breakdowns

Sometimes a ride experiences technical difficulties. If you're on the ride when this happens and team members need to have you exit (or delay you on the ride before it starts operating again), they will generally try to keep you hoppy with some consolation prizes. These may include a treat. We have gotten packets of Jelly Belly jellybeans. They may also tell you a secret code to come back and ride again (once the attraction reopens) without having to wait. Remember this word or snap a picture of it, just in case you froget it.

And the best prize of all is a single-use Universal Express Pass. (It is good for any ride except Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.) But be smart: They only give one pass per party (each pass admits up to five people). When team members ask how many people are in your party, you might divide into smaller groups — especially if you are planning to split up or head to different rides. So one family of five could technically be five parties of one. You might decide to share rides together after all by jumping in on a family member’s pass or decide to split up because you enjoy different rides. If things go wrong, we frogs always try to make the best of it. The benefits of breaking down can mean less time standing in line.

19. Take a Midday Break

In a perfect world, you could arrive before park opening and stay until the very end. That way, you could take advantage of the shortest lines and most comfortable temperatures at the end of the day. But that is easier said than done. All of the walking, heat (especially in summer) and missed nap times take their toll. If your hotel is nearby, consider leaving at midday to escape the crowds and heat. Be sure to hold onto your ticket and get a hand stamp when you exit. Relax in a hotel pool or darkened hotel room to recharge for the evening. This is only recommended for days with longer park hours. Otherwise, you might miss out on experiencing everything.

If you don’t want to leave the park, Kung Fu Panda is air-conditioned, making it a great choice for cooling off and escaping the sun. Use this time to meet the characters. The tadpoles will enjoy splashing in the Wet Zone area at Super Silly Fun Land, which has over 80 water play features. Parents can sit in the shade and cool off in the mist while watching the kids.

Another fun option is heading out to Universal CityWalk. This themed mall offers familiar and unique shopping, dining and entertainment. Tad loves Dark Horse Comics for all of his comic book needs. Lily is into the whole "silly socks" thing, so The Los Angeles Sock Market is her haven. For dinner, the tadpoles are fans of Johnny Rockets. Leap and I prefer Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville (#finstotheleft) or Antojitos. The whole Frog Family is excited that the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is now open! We usually visit CityWalk after we've left the park for the night because CityWalk is open later than the theme park.

Something to consider during or after your day of movie theme park thrills is catching a movie at the Universal Cinema AMC Theater. A dark, air-conditioned theater can be a welcome oasis for tired bodies and a fun way to close down a day. Bring your Universal Studios Parking ticket to the theater Box Office for a parking rebate.

20. Do Your Souvenir Shopping When the Attraction Lines Are Long

Lines in the stores can get crowded at the end of the night, especially the ones closer to the exit. With package pickup, you can do your shopping when lines are shortest (typically in the middle of the day) and send your goodies to wait for your retrieval! Our favorite froggy tradition is sending a Giant Lard Lad Simpson’s doughnut or some chocolate frogs to the package pickup and eating the goodies at the end of our night for dessert!

21. Download the Universal Studios Hollywood App

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Lady with app

The Universal Studios Hollywood app is your best guide in the park for quickly finding upcoming shows, checking wait times and locating restaurants (and menus) or shops. It also guides you through Universal CityWalk. The park offers free Wi-Fi. You can always ask a team member if you can't find a show time, such as the Wizarding World performances, since not every show is listed.

You may also use the Universal Studios Hollywood app to get a Virtual Line Pass when offered. Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash sometimes offers a Virtual Line during busy times. That allows you to enjoy the rest of the park instead of standing in a long line!

You have to be physically in the park to get a pass. You can also join the Virtual Line for Secret Life of Pets near the ride at kiosks that look like subway ticket machines (toadally awesome feature, BTW). Also, you can join the Virtual Line from the ticket machine as it is not linked to your park ticket, although these kiosks are usually not in service.

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - super nintendo world

To ride Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge in Super Nintendo World, you'll need to have access to the land when the reservation system is in place. People who have a Universal Express ticket get one-time access to enter the land without a reservation. Most days you can just walk right in though.

22. Set up the Mobile App Before Your Visit

While at home, download the latest version of the Universal Studios Hollywood app. You can link your park tickets, although Early Access tickets will not show up in the app. Bring those QR codes with you, either printed or on your device. If you plan to use mobile mrder, you can add a payment option. You'll save time and frustration if you manage all this at home before your visit.

Speaking of mobile order, this is a new feature in the app. You can skip the food lines for select restaurants and order food in advance. You can modify the pick-up time if you get held up somewhere else. This allows you to spend more time having fun or relaxing at a table until your food is ready.

Have a Universal Studios Hollywood tip we didn't mention or a question? Share it in the comments below! Don't froget — we offer a Universal Studios Hollywood Park Plan to maximize your time! 

Related: Toadally Magical Guide to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Apr 5, 2017 at 7:33 p.m.
Denise Says...

We are in California this week and planning on going to Universal on either Friday or Saturday. Is one of these days better, or will it be equally busy either day that we go?

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Apr 5, 2017 at 5:12 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Denise,

Both days will be equally busy.

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Apr 3, 2017 at 4:37 a.m.
Emily Says...

Hi, We're looking to visit Universal on 19 April but its looking like we might not be able to get there until about midday. Do you think its still possible to see everything? We are an older couple (no kids), we did Disneyland (1 park) in about 5 or 6 hours. Thanks so much

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Apr 3, 2017 at 8:12 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily,

You may not be able to see everything, but if you make priorities and utilize the single rider option at the attractions that offer it, you should be able to see what's important to you within the short time you're there.

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Apr 2, 2017 at 3:35 a.m.
Sid Says...

Hi,

I am planning to go to Universal on 6th April, any idea what crowds will be like on that day? And how long would it take to cover the whole park if I dont go for the front of line tickets? Thanks!

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Apr 3, 2017 at 7:03 a.m.
Dave Says...

Thanks so much for all of your great advice! We will be there same day and have purchase fol tickets. We will get there early but do you have any other strategy with already having fol tickets? We don't plan on spending entire day. Thank you so much for taking the time to help. It is much appreciated!

Thanks,

Dave

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Apr 3, 2017 at 8:14 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dave,

Follow everything in the post and you'll be fine. Have a great time!

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Apr 2, 2017 at 1:43 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sid

According to our Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting heavy crowds that day. We recommend arriving at the park 45 minutes before the gates open, and staying until closing to see everything if you're not going to do FOL.

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Mar 29, 2017 at 10:40 a.m.
victoria Says...

Hi, we're coming to Los Angeles in August, from the UK. Can you do Universal Studios including the Harry Potter World in one day?

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Apr 1, 2017 at 5:12 a.m.
Jack Says...

Yes it is connected together one pass goes to both

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Mar 29, 2017 at 8:15 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Victoria,

Depending on the day you are visiting, and if you feel that the additional Front of Line pass, then you can do Universal Studios Hollywood in one day. Here's our August Crowd Calendar to help you plan.

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Mar 29, 2017 at 2:52 a.m.
Cobi Says...

Hello - any idea what crowds will be like tomorrow - March 29, 2017? First time going and want to make the most of it. Thanks.

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Mar 29, 2017 at 8:07 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cobi,

Today, we're forecasting high crowds at Universal Studios Hollywood. Consider purchasing the Front of Line pass if it's too crowded.

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Mar 27, 2017 at 11:27 p.m.
John Fisher Says...

What kind of crowd do you expect for Tuesday, 3/28/17? Thursday, 3/30?

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Mar 28, 2017 at 8:31 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi John,

We're forecasting heavy crowds on March 28 and 30th at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Mar 24, 2017 at 5:21 p.m.
Tricia Williams Says...

Hi - we will be out there April 5 - 8 is Friday April 7 2017 a quiet day? Is there a cost to park? Thanks, Tricia

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Mar 24, 2017 at 1:49 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tricia,

We're forecasting heavy crowds on Friday, April 7. General parking is $20.

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Mar 21, 2017 at 1:15 p.m.
Louis Says...

Thank you for the tips. I am planning to go with my friends to Universal Hollywood on 6/6. We will buy 7-day Go Los Angeles Card which included general admission. Would you recommend getting the FOL? Would it be possible to upgrade on that day and how much for the upgrade? Thank you!

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Mar 22, 2017 at 11:36 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Louis,

You would need to purchase Front of Line separately, and the price is subject to change without notice. Inquire at Guest Services on the day you visit for availability and cost!

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Mar 20, 2017 at 7:14 p.m.
smc Says...

What are the anticipated crowds for April 11 or 12? And would you recommend one or two days? Taking 2 kids, 10 and 8.

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Mar 20, 2017 at 3:45 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

We're forecasting high crowds on April 11 and 12. With Front of the Line tickets, you should be able to see the park in one day.

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Mar 20, 2017 at 5:14 p.m.
jason Says...

We re planning on a one-day visit to Universal Hollywood on Wednesday, March 29. I see different predictions for crowds on that date between sites. LA schools don't look to be in Spring Break, but many others are at that time. Would you suggest Front of the Line tickets / Early entrance for that day? I'd love to save the money if they won't make much of a difference, but also don't want to doom us to a day of long lines by being cheap.

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Mar 20, 2017 at 1:21 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jason,

If you can afford the extra expense, we definitely recommend FOL. It will let you experience your favorite rides more than once. We're forecasting heavy crowds on that day so it will help you save time!

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Mar 17, 2017 at 6:16 a.m.
Brigid Says...

We are planning on visiting midweek in the second week of May - is this normally a reasonably quiet time?

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Mar 17, 2017 at 12:31 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brigid,

We're forecasting average crowds at Universal Studios Hollywood at that time. Have fun!

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Mar 15, 2017 at 3:53 a.m.
Alysse Says...

Hello, Looking to come only 1 day and see only Potter things. Which of these 3 days would be best (other 2 days will be at EPCOT and MK) 9/21/17, 9/22/17 or 9/23/17. We'd like to do the halloween at MK and avoid halloween at Universal.

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Mar 15, 2017 at 7:18 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alysse,

On our Orlando Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting low to average crowds on those days. We don't know the dates of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Here's a link to the Halloween Horror Nights dates.

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Mar 5, 2017 at 4:26 p.m.
Kay kay Says...

Hello,, my family && I are planning on going to universal studios Hollywood Sunday June 4th. Will it be crowded that day?

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Mar 6, 2017 at 7:39 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kay,

We're forecasting high crowds at Universal Studios Hollywood on Sunday June 4. Check out our Crowd Calendar for more info!

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Mar 1, 2017 at 7:20 p.m.
Mico Says...

Planning to visit on march 25, is that gonna be a busy day?

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Mar 1, 2017 at 1:32 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mico,

Oh yeah! It's Spring Break week. Forecasting high crowds that day. Check ">out our crowd calendar for more info.

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Mar 1, 2017 at 6:14 a.m.
Kelly Says...

Planning a visit March 18. Even though it sounds like it'll be crowded, will Front of the Line Pass still help and be able to see/do all including the Wizarding World?

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Mar 1, 2017 at 2:13 a.m.
Aimee Says...

Hi! I was wondering about Cesar Chavez Birthday 3/31 (Friday) for Universal? I see that LA School District has the holiday off. I am not seeing it on Ventura's school calendar. I think that LA County Spring Break starts on 4/10.

How much of an impact do you see Cesar Chavez Birthday having?

Do you suggest Express Pass for this day?

Any other insight is greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

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Mar 1, 2017 at 8:25 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aimee,

We're forecasting large crowds on Cesar Chavez Day. If you can afford the extra expense, we recommend Front of the Line passes for that day.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 10:43 p.m.
Michele Says...

We are planning to visit June 17-24, 2017. Will one day be enough for both parks or should we plan two days so we aren't rushed?

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Feb 26, 2017 at 7:03 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michele,

There is only one park at Universal Studios Hollywood. Are you headed to Orlando? If so, we definitely recommend spending two days at the parks.

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Feb 23, 2017 at 5:11 p.m.
Nicola Says...

We will be there over Easter weekend - April 14-18. Will that be a super busy time? Also, is one day enough to see everything? We have a Harry Potter World priority.

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Feb 23, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicola,

We're forecasting that Easter weekend will be very busy. We recommend arriving before the gates open and staying until the park closes to see everything inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 4:24 p.m.
colleen Says...

I live in Maryland and spring break here is April 14-23. I was thinking of coming after Easter weekend - that Tuesday, April 18-21. Will that be a little better since it is after Easter?

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Feb 26, 2017 at 1:18 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Colleen,

We're forecasting average to high crowds the week after Easter. Check out our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar for a better idea of when we think it will be busy.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 1:17 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Colleen,

We're forecasting average to high crowds the week after Easter. Check out our Crowd Calendar for a better idea of when we think it will be busy.

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Feb 23, 2017 at 12:27 a.m.
Esco Says...

Will be there March 12-15 hows it looking for those days?

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Feb 23, 2017 at 7:58 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Esco,

We're forecasting high crowds that week since it's spring break for many school districts.

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Feb 18, 2017 at 3:21 p.m.
Andrea Says...

can you please confirm that I can use

NON PEAK - Universal Studios Hollywood Front of the Line Ticket on March 28, 2017?

Thanks!

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Feb 18, 2017 at 7:46 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea,

Yes, that ticket is valid the entire month of March.

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Feb 16, 2017 at 9:43 p.m.
tony Says...

Planning on coming March 21 & 22, 2017.

is spring break that week and how busy would it be then? Two days enough time?

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Feb 17, 2017 at 8:06 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tony,

On our crowd calendar, we're forecasting high crowds at Universal Studios Hollywood that week due to spring break. Two days should give you plenty of time to see everything.

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Feb 16, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.
Laurie Says...

Would you recommend going to the EM at Disney or California...assuming a 5 day Park Hopper only allows one EM. AND: would you recommend EM on a busier day of our days or a quieter day. We spend the entire day till closing when we go. We are there Feb 19 to 24, 2017. Going to Universal on the 21st .thanks

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Feb 16, 2017 at 3:37 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laurie,

We've mapped out a strategy for using Early Morning in this blog post!

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Feb 15, 2017 at 7:55 p.m.
Daddy Says...

Hi guys, we will be visiting February 23-26. Do you expect crowds during those days?

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Feb 15, 2017 at 2:48 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daddy,

After peeking at our Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting for average crowds during that week—except Saturday, when crowds will be at their highest.

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Feb 15, 2017 at 6:52 p.m.
Adolfo Says...

We will be visiting this weekend for the 1st time, but our hotel is about a mile away which we don't mind driving a few minutes. My question is, are there in&out privileges on parking?

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Feb 15, 2017 at 1:09 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adolfo,

Yes, just hold onto your parking payment stub and present it once you return.

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Feb 15, 2017 at 2:48 a.m.
Bel Says...

Hi, my husband and I will be in LA from 5th to 13th June 2017. We are wanting to do all of the VIP Tours at Universal Studios, Warner Bros and Paramount Studios. Can you please advise which days would be best to do these on. We will do one tour per day.

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Feb 15, 2017 at 8:58 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bel,

You'll be in LA during Spring Break, so you can expect crowds every day. Check out our Crowd Calendar and see that June 6 and 9 we're predicting average crowds surrounded by high crowds at the theme parks.

The Paramount Studios and Warner Brothers Studio tours are only available Monday through Friday. Try getting those done on the High Crowd days, and visit Universal Studios on the average days!

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Feb 8, 2017 at 1:46 a.m.
Anusha Says...

Hii..,

Me and my husband are planning to visit universal studios,LA during the dates 04/22/2017 to 24/22/2017. Is that is the good time to visit? And what is the best day to visit? Also is one complete day sufficient to cover total studios?

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Feb 8, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anusha,

We're forecasting average to high crowds during your visit. Check out our Crowd Calendar to learn more. Weekends are always busier than weekdays. You can definitely see everything in one day by using our Park Planners and consider upgrading to Front of the Line Passes.

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Jan 31, 2017 at 8:49 p.m.
Neil Says...

Seven of us are travelling as a family group from the UK and planning to visit Universal Hollywood for one day in the period between April 13 and April 15. Having read your helpful guide we think we should get front of line passes. The discounted ones you sell say off peak for this period which is confusing (April not being a black out period for these tickets). Do they also give early 8am entry to the Park by purchasing through Undercovertourist?

Many thanks

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Feb 1, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Neil,

Our NON-PEAK - Universal Studios Hollywood Front of the Line Ticket is valid every day in April. Unfortunately, Undercover Tourist tickets will not allow you early entry into Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Jan 26, 2017 at 5:48 p.m.
Scott Says...

Thank you for your all your help and your responses! We are visiting on May 4th - after looking at the calendar - looks as it the crowd meter gives a 6 out of 10. Should we spend the money on a FOL pass? If we do not - how will we know to purchase FOL pass upgrade at the door when we get there? Thanks!

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Jan 26, 2017 at 12:01 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott,

If you can afford the extra charge, then the Express Pass will save you time on wait times, which means you'll be able to ride your favorites more than once! As for knowing if you should purchase FOL passes, that really depends on the crowds and your patience! If you're there for a few hours and it feels like you'd get more done with the passes, that's your signal to upgrade. If lines seem low and are moving at a good pace, you should be fine without it, and can use that money you were going to pay for FOL on dinner or souvenirs. Know that there are people that purchase the Express Pass on days with low attendance simply because they enjoy that convenience.

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Jan 7, 2017 at 2:43 a.m.
Chaahat Says...

Hi. I will be in LA from 14th-17th of Jan. I was wondering if going to Universal studios on the 15th (Sunday) is a good idea. I was at first planing on going to disneyland on the 15th however have changed that due to the half-marathon. Please suggest on How busy it will be and if it is possible to do it in one day. Thanks

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Jan 9, 2017 at 3:31 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chaahat,

Weekends at Universal Studios Hollywood can be busy. You can see it all in a day by managing wait times and getting there before the park opens, as well as staying there until the park closes. Consider getting the Universal Express pass, which can help you skip some lines.

Hoppy Planning!

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Jan 5, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Veronica Says...

Hello, we will be going to universal studios Hollywood between 2/22 and 2/24/17. It is right after Prsident's day. Which day is better? Wednesday, Thursday or Friday? I assume that Friday will be busier, but how much more? They also have longer hours on Friday. We won't have front of the line tickets. Thank you.

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Jan 5, 2017 at 2:59 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Veronica,

Take a peek at our Crowd Calendar for that month. You'll see that Wednesday is the best time to go, but Friday looks good too!

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Jan 4, 2017 at 5:09 a.m.
Tony Says...

Hiya,

We will be visiting I hope on the 31 August 2017 as part of a round the world trip from New Zealand. Can you tell me when the "Front of Line" passes are likely to go on sale and if you think 31 August a Thursday is likely to be a busy or modertae day?

Many Thanks

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Jan 9, 2017 at 3:37 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tony,

You may purchase Front of the Line tickets before your visit. Our crowd calendar is forecasting average crowds that day.

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Jan 3, 2017 at 3:22 p.m.
Kristen Nguyen Says...

My husband and I are coming to LA for the first time with our 13 & 11 year old during their Spring Break Monday March 13th-Sunday March 19th.

Which day is the best day to visit Universal?

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Jan 5, 2017 at 3:35 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristen,

Peeking at our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar, the best day to visit would probably be Monday the 13th. That's a busy week to be hopping in!

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Feb 15, 2017 at 5:13 a.m.
Tricia Says...

Your March calendar is not working,... it keeps saying unavailable.

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Feb 15, 2017 at 11:08 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tricia,

We got our Frog Web Team on it and it's available!

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Dec 29, 2016 at 11:49 a.m.
george Says...

hi my name is George think of going 10 or 11th sepember 2017..can I do it in one day will it be busy this time of year?

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Dec 29, 2016 at 7:59 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi George,

We're projecting average crowds on both of those days, so one day shouldn't be a problem.

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Dec 28, 2016 at 11:03 a.m.
Jessica Says...

Hello and thank you for this website! So happy to have found you.

We are visiting Universal 25 and 26 April 17 with our two girls (9&11). Our eldest daughter is in a wheelchair and requires support. She loves rollercoasters, rides and also Harry Potter and can't wait. I am concerned that she may not be able to go on many rides as we will mostly need to sit behind or next to her to support her. We have done this successfully in the past elsewhere.

Can you provide any information or suggestions that will help us at Universal? Also I think I read on your page Universal has separate wheelchair entrances for the rides - is that correct? Do we need a letter from our doctor confirming that is in a wheelchair? We had to provide it at Disneyland Paris a few years ago but I think they since changed the way they do things there.

Also given our somewhat limited mobility I wanted to confirm that two days would be better than one?

Many thanks for your assistance!

Jessica

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Dec 28, 2016 at 8:29 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

Good questions. Two good sources of information for guests with disabilities are our own post about it, as well as Universal's page.

Each attraction/show has their own wheelchair access situation—some have a special entrance while others let wheelchairs go through the regular line up to a point. It's never a bad idea to bring any disability documentation that you have.

Two days at a theme park are definitely better than one! You'd be able to do your favorites multiple times and would have more time to take a break and head back to CityWalk or the hotel if someone needs a break.

Keep hopping!

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Dec 28, 2016 at 1:35 a.m.
Meg Says...

We are planning to visit Universal Studios Hollywood on either Tues Jan 3 or Tues Jan 10, 2017. Do you think FOL passes will be necessary on either of those dates?

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Dec 27, 2016 at 8:22 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meg,

On our Los Angeles crowd calendar, we're forecasting average crowds on Jan 3 or 10th.

If you can afford the extra charge, then go with the Express passes. You'll be able to do your favorites faster and multiple times if you have them. If you're unsure, you can go there and see what crowds are like before making your decision.

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Dec 29, 2016 at 12:59 a.m.
Meg Says...

Thank you so much! I hadn't seen the crowd calendar when I was looking through your site the first time—what a great help that is! We are looking forward to making the very most of our visit to Universal Studios Hollywood, thanks to all of your great insight and suggestions! Many thanks for creating this great site!

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Dec 19, 2016 at 1:56 p.m.
Pat waters Says...

We'll be trying to visit the park during the peak week between Chritmas & New Years. New Years Eve is not listed as a black out day. Is it generally less crowded? Trying to avoid FOL costs! Thanks.

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Dec 20, 2016 at 2:09 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pat,

This is a very busy day. I would definitely consider Front of Line for these dates if you can afford it.

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Dec 19, 2016 at 5:27 a.m.
Pansy Says...

Hi There,

Thanks for your tips and suggestions.After going through your points and others comments now I am really scared as I have booked tickets for 25th December without FOL.Does the Hollywood studios reschedule the dates?I mean can I reschedule my date?

Thanks

Pansy

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Dec 27, 2016 at 12:07 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pansy,

So sorry that we're responding to this after your trip. How was the visit?

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Dec 18, 2016 at 4:42 a.m.
Christian Says...

Thank you very much much for your this tips. I went to Universal Studios yesterday, Dec 16. , and I think the park was quite empty compared to other days. The longest waiting time was 45 mins for Harry Potter at peak, but when I went there it was only 25 mins on the board. Actually using the single rider line I could more or less enter the ride INSTANTLY. So I did it 3 times in a row :P I arrived at 9 am and got the Front of Gate parking ticket. I think it is worth to buy since I passed many big parking areas/buildings. Also, I could leave some of the water bottles and food in the car and could refill my backpack in just 1 min and re-enter the park. The 20$ more is nothing, if you consider what the whole day will cost you. Especially if you going there with 4 or more. After I took every ride I just had enough time to do the Studio Tour again at night, and they took a slightly different tour than they did at 9am. I never waited much more than 15 mins, I think it was because I hit a Friday and the last school day in California. So my tip is definitely go by that time and hope that not too much people will read this tip ;-). The park will be empty and the weather not too hot.

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Dec 5, 2016 at 4:29 p.m.
George K Says...

Hi ! Thank you or the tips! I will go to the park anyday of july 1-24 I hope I get FOL tickets... I want to spend some more time in the Harry Potter world.. What is in your opinion the best thing to do in the Harry potter section?

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Dec 12, 2016 at 11:54 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi George,

We really enjoy a lot about the Wizarding World—our top favorites are walking through the castle, seeing a wand pairing ceremony at Ollivanders, and trying the delicious food and drink at The Three Broomsticks.

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Dec 1, 2016 at 9:21 a.m.
Beja Says...

Hi,

We are planning to visit Universal Hollywood on thursday 5th of Jan. Would we need FOL?

Thanks in advance!

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Dec 8, 2016 at 3:33 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beja,

Yes, we would recommend them at this time if you can afford it.

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Nov 28, 2016 at 6:33 a.m.
melissa Says...

Hi there!

Thanks for such an informative post. I'm planning on going to the LA US on Dec 19th, which is a Monday, with my sister and boyfriend. We are all in our 20s so we wouldn't really mind doing the whole single rider thing but my companions are not big on waiting more than 40 min for a ride. Would you recommend getting the FOL? I will be a Monday but it's within the whole holiday season time so I'm a bit unsure of whether we should get the FOLs of not.

Thanks a bunch!

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Dec 12, 2016 at 11:55 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

We always enjoy the FOL pass. Many people are on winter break then, so crowd levels may be growing. We recommend FOL, but you can take the chance of getting a regular ticket if you arrive early and then decide in park in the morning if you want to upgrade if the lines are longer than you had hoped. Early morning lines are the shortest.

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Nov 25, 2016 at 8:23 p.m.
Gabriela Says...

Hello, do you know when will Mummy the ride be open again?

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Nov 28, 2016 at 11:03 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gabriela,

Unfortunately, we are not sure! The USH site only lists its starting date. Hopefully, we find more details soon!

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Nov 23, 2016 at 1:31 a.m.
Rama Bapat Says...

Is it an absolute no-no to visit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

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Nov 24, 2016 at 7:44 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rama,

It is not a no-no, but please understand that these are some of the very busiest days of the year. We highly recommend purchasing Front of Line passes, if you can afford them.

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Nov 24, 2016 at 9:42 p.m.
Sher Says...

What day would be best between dec. 26-dec 30 to go to universal?

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Nov 28, 2016 at 12:51 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sher,

These will all be very crowded dates. I would pick the one that works best with your schedule.

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Nov 22, 2016 at 12:26 a.m.
PK Says...

We will be there on Nov 23 Wed and Nov 24 Thus 2016. My 14 yrs old is a big fans of Harry Potter and my 10 yrs old want to see other attractions more than Wizarding World. Can we able to complete and enjoy our visit on single day? Mostly likly, we will buy FOL. Please advice. Thank you in advance.

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Nov 22, 2016 at 8:51 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi PK,

I would recommend FOL passes for one of these days so you can see most everything.

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Nov 21, 2016 at 7:27 a.m.
Ana Says...

Hi,

Great tips. I just booked 2 tickets. We will only be in LA for one day. And plan on going to the studios as earliest. it's for the 27th November Sunday. Looks like I should've gotten the FOL. would it be terrible without it? And how do I upgrade my general admission to FOL in case I change my mind?

Thanks a lot

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Nov 22, 2016 at 8:48 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ana,

Sunday will be busy, but not as busy as the days before it. There are only a limited number of Front of Line passes sold. To have your best chance of getting one, get to the park early on Sunday.

Keep hopping!

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Nov 11, 2016 at 6:44 p.m.
Toni Says...

Hello, we will be there Mon. Nov.21- Wed. 23. Which day would be less crowded. My daughter is not in good health but wants to go.

Thank you,

Toni

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Nov 15, 2016 at 3:36 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Toni,

Monday is likely the best day. All of these will be busier dates to attend, but you can still have a great time!

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Nov 10, 2016 at 6:44 p.m.
Jen Says...

Hello! We're planning a trip for the first week of December (5-8). Is that a slow time for the park? How many days should we plan to visit? Thanks!

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Nov 15, 2016 at 3:33 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen,

That should be a good time to visit, and I think you would just need one day if you visit on a week day.

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Nov 6, 2016 at 6:40 p.m.
Michael Says...

WE are planning on visiting the park on 11/24. is there a restaurant in the park that might have a holiday dinner available? Can we see most of the park with our 14 year old son in one day?

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Nov 6, 2016 at 4:21 p.m.
Rosana Says...

Hi, i'm planning a trip with my family on monday december 26, would you recommend getting the front of the line passes? Thanks!

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Nov 8, 2016 at 1:54 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rosana,

Yes, we would recommend them for this time.

Keep hopping!

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Nov 2, 2016 at 7:31 p.m.
Megan Says...

We are coming on Dec 22 for our daughters 16th birthday from out of state. this will be Christmas and her birthday. It is her dream to go to Harry Potter, she is autistic...is there any tricks and recommendations for her to get picked at Ollivander's for the wand selection?

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Nov 16, 2016 at 11:05 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan,

They pick the person at random. Wearing Wizarding-themed clothes and standing front and center with a big eager smile certainly helps. If the crowd forms an L in the room, standing near the bend in the L seems like a great spot. The person who is picked will need to be able to communicate, say his or her name and repeat spells. If you find a short line later in the day, you can go see it more than once—the show is slightly different each time!

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